A ‘buzzword’ floating around the medical cannabis community is the term CBD. What exactly is CBD and how does it relate to THC? Is it true that it has a plethora of medical uses? How is it used? Well don’t worry! We’ll make it easy for you. We here at the AZ MMJ Guide will tell you everything you need to know about CBD and its medical benefits.
The term is short for cannabidiol. CBD is a molecular compound of cannabis called a cannabinoid, and is the second largest cannabinoid found in cannabis next to THC. Believe it or not, CBD is actually not psychoactive. This means even though it causes change in our own endocannabinoid system, you will not get high from using it. Even with the knowledge that CBD is not mind-altering, some communities and states are trying to ban it because of its relation to cannabis.
What are Benefits of CBD?
CBD’s benefits were not completely apparent because of its relationship to the well-known cannabis plant. While it does not have a psychoactive effect on you, it has been used as a treatment for many different medical issues and does have therapeutic uses. CBD is widely known as a therapy for children and adults with epilepsy. Relief from pain, MS, neuralgia, inflammation, anxiety, and depression are all positive therapeutic effects of ingesting CBD in one way or another.
How Do I Use CBD?
Medical marijuana users can ingest CBD in a variety of ways. The obvious way is to smoke a strain of flower that is high in CBD, but since many cannabis companies can make a variety of products, they can be consumed in easier, healthier ways. Some use vaping as their source for CBD, or even topicals, while others use edibles. A common way of ingesting CBD for medical purposes is through cannabis oil with high CBD content. Drinks, gel tab pills, lozenges, and tinctures are some of the most common ways of ingesting cannabis oil.
Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has many proven medical benefits for medical marijuana patients and medical patients in general. CBD has a bright future in the medical field.